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Nevada Officials Stop Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Law
WSJ.com ^ | 02/11/2014 | Ashby Jones

Posted on 02/11/2014 10:51:19 AM PST by GIdget2004

The governor and attorney general of Nevada are withdrawing their defense of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, marking the third time since last summer that state law-enforcement officials have publicly disavowed laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

In court papers filed late Monday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Attorney General, Catherine Cortez Masto, said that neither she nor other state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, would continue to defend the state’s same-sex marriage law.

The briefing filed by Ms. Masto’s office said that as recently as late 2012, “the law regarding treatment of same-sex couples under traditional marriage laws was uncertain and open to interpretation.”

Since then, however, legal developments had persuaded state officials that the state’s law banning same-sex marriage was no longer defensible.

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1 posted on 02/11/2014 10:51:19 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
The governor of Nevada is a REPUBLICAN!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING TO AMERICA?!!
2 posted on 02/11/2014 10:55:18 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004

Caving in to pressure from above, obviously. I think we can start using the constitution as toilet paper now.


3 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:05 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bought or pressured.


4 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:13 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: GIdget2004

Just like in CA, the elected officials have veto power over a measure passed directly by the state voters.


5 posted on 02/11/2014 10:56:59 AM PST by C19fan
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To: Army Air Corps

Christians in Nevada, you need to seriously punish the politicians who are bowing their knees to the homosexual lobby. This is insane.

I know Nevada isn’t the most conservative state...but there are limits to morality, aren’t there?

We are going down a very, very steep slope.


6 posted on 02/11/2014 10:58:05 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004; Liz

Here’s the thing, its Hispanics in NV that keep Dems in power, and who saved Reid.

So much for them being so-cons.


7 posted on 02/11/2014 10:58:28 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: GIdget2004
I remember 3 years ago radio talk show host Jay Severin said that within 5 years gay marriage would effectively be the law of the land.

I thought he was way off.
He was by 2 years.

8 posted on 02/11/2014 10:59:00 AM PST by AU72
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To: GIdget2004

Failing to uphold the law....

State’s law on limiting marriage to one man and one woman is obscure and subject to interpretation....

THIS IS A COUP!


9 posted on 02/11/2014 10:59:01 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: SoFloFreeper
The governor of Nevada is a REPUBLICAN!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING TO AMERICA?!

So, he's a Republican. So what?

What has the GOP EVER done, when in power, to make you believe they would stop same-sex "marriages" if they could?

10 posted on 02/11/2014 11:00:11 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise. E)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Las Vegas is doing this so that they will attract gay couples to be married there along with all the loving straight couples that go to Las Vegas to get married.

It is nothing more than a ploy to make money off of state sanctioned sodomy.


11 posted on 02/11/2014 11:01:39 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SoFloFreeper
...but there are limits to morality, aren’t there?

Morality is just old-fashioned and mean to people. If you say anything to the contrary, then you are just a judgmental ol' bigot. That is the Progressive line, comrade.
12 posted on 02/11/2014 11:03:15 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Or they may have just figured since it’s the 9th. Circus, and Anthony Kennedy has already said you’re a bigot for having such a law, the jig is up. No point to throwing good money after bad. Occam’s razor.


13 posted on 02/11/2014 11:04:08 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GIdget2004

So we see how the liberals will win 50 state homosexual marriage. By saying that they won’t defend a law in court, the plaintiffs win automatically. It doesn’t matter that voters voted in these laws, or that state legislatures voted for these laws. In this brave new world we live in, liberals or those afraid of homosexual activists, simply say a law is not to be defended, and the law which offends the liberals goes away.

I am stunned at this turn of events.


14 posted on 02/11/2014 11:05:44 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Hostage

The same is going on in Virginia, of all places, thanks to Terry McAuliff (new Governor) and Mark Herring (new AG). The world is turned upside down.


15 posted on 02/11/2014 11:08:15 AM PST by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: GIdget2004

So...a single elected bureaucrat can obviate the properly enacted law?

Oh, wait... I see.

Just taking a page from Zero’s playbook.


16 posted on 02/11/2014 11:12:00 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: GIdget2004
The governor and attorney general of Nevada are withdrawing their defense of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, marking the third time since last summer that state law-enforcement officials have publicly disavowed laws limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

Perhaps, the governor and attorney general of Nevada need to take a remedial course in biology. Men and women are NOT interchangeable. Lawyers and lawyers in black robes cannot refute that men and women are different.

17 posted on 02/11/2014 11:12:20 AM PST by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Outside of sin city there are enough voters to make a difference.


18 posted on 02/11/2014 11:13:14 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

In Nevada prostitution is legal, the state makes all of its money off of gambling, you can get married in a drive-thru, and you’re worried about the handful of gays that want to get married?


19 posted on 02/11/2014 11:18:55 AM PST by stormer
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To: GIdget2004

Nevada will do anything to bring in money-the biggest industry is probably gambling, prostitution is big business in Reno, Las Vegas is a city where anything goes-this is just another thing for Nevada to profit from-they will probably have the quickie divorce office right next to the wedding chapel, staffed with lawyers...


20 posted on 02/11/2014 11:30:29 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: GIdget2004

The fish rots from the head down. Obama has been allowed to forgo enforcement of any law he doesn’t like. Now governors can do the same. Who the hell is going to stop them?

There WiILL be a Judgement Day. The GOP is finished. America soon to follow.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 11:32:24 AM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: stormer

“In Nevada prostitution is legal, the state makes all of its money off of gambling, you can get married in a drive-thru, and you’re worried about the handful of gays that want to get married?”

That is precisely the complicating concern about Gay Marriage in Nevada.

Las Vegas will see hoards of gay couples flocking to the city and getting married at a rapid pace in the drive thru wedding chapels. It will become the Gay Marriage Capitol of America.

It will also complicate matters for straight couples who go to Vegas to get married as it may take them longer to actually get married as all the marriage chapels in the city will be booked solid with gay weddings.

And there will be mischief just as there is today with straight people who meet in Vegas, party for a night and then get married, only to regret it by brunch.

Worse if all, after these gays from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama and other pro family states get married in Vegas, they will return to their home states with all the privileges of a real married couple.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 11:38:10 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SoFloFreeper

I don’t think there has been any morality there for a long time, if ever-look at what fuels their economy, and has for many, many years.

Without gambling, shows and drive-thru weddings and divorces, Las Vegas would be a dusty non-destination, not an oasis in the desert that sucks up enough precious water to sustain a small city for at least a week in one day-I consider that immoral, but I’m not king...


23 posted on 02/11/2014 11:40:58 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He bowed to Satan. Like most of the other republicans in Sodom on the Potomac.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 11:42:01 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: GIdget2004

i left a comment on the law sight connected to that article and it deleted it automatically

Ok when is the law going to realize this issue isnt about Gay Marriage it’s about special rights for some reason these folks feel they are more special than others which they are not they are humans no better no worse than any others no one deserves special rights cassatus the laws that have been written in the Constitution of these United States in fact i believe if they want to get married they should be allowed and a law requiring permission is not nor should be required but heres where the [special] comes to circumvent the law They want special rights to get everything afforded a normal marriage and these marriages are not normal they are being forced to be made normal on an otherwise powerless society all things like insurances and the like should have to be the individuals responsibility in same sex marriages forcing normal folks to require and serve same sex couples merely because they are the same sex is tantamount to forced labor you asked an opinion you have it !

I wasn’t mean either !


25 posted on 02/11/2014 12:06:04 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

[.....the jig is up]

Thass racis.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 1:19:46 PM PST by Islander2
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